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1

Pugnacious

— adjective

1) quarrelsome or combative.

—Related forms

pug·na·cious·ly, adverb
pug·nac·i·ty
un·pug·na·cious, adjective
un·pug·na·cious·ly, adverb
un·pug·na·cious·ness, noun

2

Rectitude

— noun

1) rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives.

3

Rescind

— verb

1) to revoke or repeal.

— Related forms

re·scind·a·ble, adjective
re·scind·er, noun
re·scind·ment, noun
un·re·scind·ed, adjective

4

Sanctimonious

— adjective

1) a show of hypocritical piety: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.

— Related forms

sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun
non·sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous, adjective
non·sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
non·sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun

5

Solipsistic

— adjective

1) characterized by the theory that only the self exists: Her treatment philosophy dealt with madness as a complete, self-contained, solipsistic world that sane people are not able to enter.

6

Staid

— adjective

1) of settled or sedate character.

—Related forms

staid·ly, adverb
staid·ness, noun
un·staid, adjective
un·staid·ly, adverb
un·staid·ness, noun

7

Tenuous

— adjective

1) unsubstantiated, of little significance or vague: a tenuous argument.

— Related forms

ten·u·ous·ly, adverb
ten·u·ous·ness, noun
un·ten·u·ous, adjective
un·ten·u·ous·ly, adverb
un·ten·u·ous·ness, noun

8

Timorous

— adjective

1) fearful: The noise made them timorous.

—Related forms

tim·or·ous·ly, adverb
tim·or·ous·ness, noun
o·ver·tim·or·ous, adjective
o·ver·tim·or·ous·ly, adverb
o·ver·tim·or·ous·ness, noun

9

Tractable

— adjective

1) easily managed or controlled: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.

—Related forms

trac·ta·bil·i·ty, trac·ta·ble·ness, noun
trac·ta·bly, adverb
non·trac·ta·bil·i·ty, noun
non·trac·ta·ble, adjective
non·trac·ta·ble·ness, noun

10

Transmute

— verb

1) to transform.

—Related forms

trans·mut·a·ble, adjective
trans·mut·a·bil·i·ty, trans·mut·a·ble·ness, noun
trans·mut·a·bly, adverb
trans·mut·er, noun
un·trans·mut·a·bil·i·ty, noun

11

Unctuous

— adjective

1) Greasy or characterized by excessive affected piousness.

— Related forms

unc·tu·ous·ly, adverb
unc·tu·ous·ness, unc·tu·os·i·ty

12

Wistful

— adjective

1) characterized by longing or yearning.

— Related forms

wist·ful·ly, adverb
wist·ful·ness, noun
un·wist·ful, adjective
un·wist·ful·ly, adverb
un·wist·ful·ness, noun

13

Zenith

— noun

1) a highest point or state.

14

Apprise

— verb

1) to inform or advise: to be apprised of the death of an old friend.

15

Pabulum

— noun

1) something that nourishes the body or mind.

16

Anamnesis

— noun

1) the recollection of the past; reminiscence.

—Related forms

an·am·nes·tic, adjective
an·am·nes·ti·cal·ly, adverb

17

Novation

— noun

1) the substitution of something new for something old.

18

Truss

— verb

1) to tie, bind, or fasten.

— Related forms

truss·er, noun
un·der·truss, verb (used with object)

19

Gasconade

— noun

1) extravagantly boastful talk or bluster.

—Related forms

gas·con·ad·er, noun

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Paregmenon

— noun

1) the juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”

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